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Raihan Mirza

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About Raihan Mirza

  • Birthday 04/19/1989

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  • Location
    I live in Flushing, Queens, NewYork
  • Interests
    Research, Music and Movies
  • College Major/Degree
    Hopefully Pre-med in 2007
  • Favorite Area of Science
    Research and Medical Sciences
  • Biography
    I am currently a High School Junior who has an ambition to end world hunger.
  • Occupation
    Volunteer, I am trying to find a job where I can help a doctor with research.


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  1. I am sure many people in SFN has heard of Nootropics. Referred to as "smart drugs" and "smart nutrients", are substances which boost human cognitive abilities (the functions and capacities of the brain). Typically, nootropics are alleged to work by increasing the brain's supply of neurochemicals (neurotransmitters, enzymes, and hormones), by improving the brain's oxygen supply, or by stimulating nerve growth. Keeping the brain's neurotransmitters at high levels improves concentration, mental focus, calculation ability, memory encoding, recall, creativity, mood, and cures and prevents most depressions. So I was wondering has anyone here on SFN developed their own Nootropics which they feel is effective in their academic studies?
  2. Hi I am thinking about studying for the MCATs starting January. I have been researching books to study for the MCATs and reading reviews. While doing my research I came across The Gold Standard MCAT Home Study Package. The link to the package is given below. http://www.mcat-bookstore.com/images/new_new_composite_w1.jpg Does this book cover enough information for a student who forgot most of the he learned in science class in college? Those of you who bought this package, what did you think? Do you recommend it? What other books do you recommend and why?
  3. Yeah, its true I need a professor, but my topic of garlic sucks though. I need a better, more creative topic to research. After I found that topic, I could work with a professor.
  4. well ever since I went back to square 1, I have come up with no topics good enough for the intel competition. The only idea I could come up with is the effect of second hand smoke on rats. I am so desperate for a good topic for intel. I would really apreciate if you guys could tell me about a good research experiment related to medical field. Right now I am totally clueless. Also if you guys could tell me about websites that contain good research topics, I would really apreciate it.
  5. After reading the last couple of replies I learned that it is probably useless doing experiments on herbal alternatives to antibiotic if I want to be a finalist for intel, since pharmaceutical companies are already doing such research. I will just be repeating their experiments. I guess I have to do more research for experiments I can conduct that is creative and somewhat related to the medical field. If anyone finds an interesting topic or experiment or research good enough for intel, I would really apreciate it if you could inform me. Thanks again for your responses. I learned a lot.
  6. For this experiment, can I conduct the experiment with the use of the whole garlic, or would it be insufficient for the intel competition? From research that I have recently done I learned that the antibiotic properties of Garlic come from the compound allicin found in garlic.
  7. I am sorry I didn't mention earlier. I am only a junior in Bayside High School. However, one of my research teacher has a Ph. D in microbiology, so maybe I should talk to her. Also how do I find people who are doing research along similar lines and will those people want a high school junior to help them with their research. I would love to come to your school Stony Brooks or Hofstra or NYU. My only question is what steps do I take to get a lab at such a university.
  8. I wanted to do research on garlic. I read somewhere that garlic itself is a really good antibiotic. I read that the antibiotic properties of garlic are a direct result of the allicin produced from raw, crushed garlic. Some people have reported that even blood from a garlic eater can itself kill bacteria! Reading this has inspired me to do an experiment on the effect of the blood of a garlic eater on bacteria. I will eat garlic on a daily basis to provide enough garlic in my blood circulation and take a sample of my blood to see the effect of my blood on bacteria. What do you guys think about this experiment. I really like this experiment. Is this experiment good enough to make it to the intel competition? I also like the experiment on organic/herbal alternatives to antibiotics such as tetracycline or cloramphenicol. I would I conduct this experiment? One last thing, I can't do expeiments on vertebrates like mice.
  9. Hey I was wondering, do you guys know of anything I can eat or drink that will allow me to stay awake for 19 hours a day. I want to only get 5 hours of sleep and stay awake for 19 hours. For some reason I get really sleepy.
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